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Flour Made From Food Waste Is Coming for Your Cookies

The Supplant Co. has trademarked a method of turning discarded oat hulls into high-protein starch.

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Illustration: Jiayi Li for Bloomberg Businessweek

About 50 miles north of London, Cambridge Science Park has earned the nickname “Silicon Fen.” The Fenlands region office hub is the UK home to Amgen Inc., AstraZeneca Plc and other biotech companies.

Among its famous neighbors, in an anonymous building that looks like the setting for The Office, the Supplant Co. is getting ready to launch a decidedly low-tech product that nonetheless has massive potential for disruption: flour from fiber.